Criminal Records -v- Spent Convictions

On February 3, the Seanad passed a law allowing for adult criminal convictions to be wiped clean.  The legislation is now contained in the “Criminal Justice (Spent Convictions and Certain Disclosures) Act 2016.  It says  a single conviction will become spent after seven years, provided the sentence imposed was non-custodial or for a term of a year or less.  After seven years the offender is no longer obliged to reveal the conviction, and it will not necessarily appear on a Garda vetting disclosure.

Read the Sunday Times article : No Justice in eternal criminal records



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